Precision Agric (2008) 9:177–179 DOI 10.1007/s11119-007-9049-6 BOOK REVIEW J. De Gruitjer, D. Brus, M. F. P. Bierkens and M. Knotters, Sampling for Natural Resource Monitoring Springer, Berlin, 2006, xiii + 332 pp, €129.95, UD$169, £100, hardback, ISBN-10 540-22486-6 Margaret A. Oliver Published online: 22 December 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007 The authors summarize succinctly in the Preface their reasons for writing this book: they knew of no other text speciﬁcally on sampling to monitor natural resources, and they aimed to ﬁll a gap in the literature on this subject which is now so important as monitoring is high on the agendas of most Western governments. They wanted to write for practitioners who ﬁnd the standard works on sampling theory too abstract and statistical. In addition, when many of the basic texts on sampling were written, monitoring was not as important as it is now. The need for monitoring is likely to grow rather than diminish over the coming decades; this is a book to guide those involved and to enable them to avoid errors in sampling design that could have long-term repercussions. The aims and scope of the book are set out clearly, namely to provide practitioners with
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